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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Possessing a delicate balance of malt and hop flavors and embellished by the distinctive fruitiness of our special ale yeast, Hale’s Pale Ale is flavorful and easy to drink.

Editor’s note: also known as Original Pale American Ale, first brewed on July 4, 1983

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3.9
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2002
Have been waiting for this since day one on Ratebeer. It doesn’t disappoint, althought it’s a great example of how American Pales differ from English-style Pales. Hoppy nose, but not overly so. Strangely leaves the malt a bit, and acheives incredidible body without that malt balance. Very well done.

3.9
maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Draught. Deep golden amber. Half-inch head is dense and impressively long-lived. Playful nose of perfume, pineapple, and a touch of grape. Flavor of rye crackers; also woody, scotch-like, and traces of floral sweetness. Earthy, peppery bitterness. With time, the beer becomes sweeter, revealing scents of citron and sauvignon blanc, and some orange zest on the tongue. Fascinating. Palate is full, round, and smooth. Very interesting, compex beer. Delicious in a way that I don’t expect everbody would appreciate.

3.9
dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 Not a lot of aroma. Orange in color. Looks okay. This has a nice hop flavor throughout. A little fruity. A quite bitter finish. I could drink a lot of this beer. Had a second time and wrote almost the same stuff.

3.8
rich42 (128) - USA - JUL 23, 2002
Had this at Hales pub with lunch. I’m a regular there - but I hadn’t gotten around to this one until today. Medium bodied, fairly pale, and lightly hopped. Nice subtle complex malt flavors. Has that trademark Hales slight-tang to it. A bit lighter than there other brews - very mellow, very easy drinking. As with all Hales Ale’s - you definitely should have it on tap - they don’t hold up well in the bottle. Very good beer.

3.8
Andrew196 (1902) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Most brewpubs Ive been to have their signature beer be something shitty like a ’red’ ale or a pilsener. It is good to see something worth a damn be a pubs most popular. Everyone around me was drinking it. Light golden color, sweet maltiness balanced the flat, bitter finish.....yum

3.8
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2002
Aftertaste is not the best but very fruity flavor. Could use some more hops but another quality Hales Ale

3.8
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear, amber color with a medium white head. Good lacing. Pleasant hoppy aroma, maybe centennial hops. Nice mouthfeel. Flavor well-balanced with hops, malt, and a citrusy kick to it. Pretty good pale ale.

3.8
Wombata (625) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2015
Can bought at the Yakima Beer Shoppe. Aroma: Fragrant. Floral, mikan, ruby grapefruit, passion fruit. Palate: Quite smooth, medium bodied; filling but without heaviness. Flavor: Ruby grapefruit, some passion fruit, apricot, grassy hop on the finish. Comment: Wow! I haven’t had this for years, but I now I really appreciate how well-made it is. Reasonably priced to boot. This calls for a road trip to the brewery.

3.7
baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Cascade hops aroma. Nice malty flavors. This one never dissappoints.

3.7
andrewje41 (3890) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2016
12 oz can, gift by luttonm. Not sure if he thought the gift was him giving the can, or me taking the can off his hands. Either way, I got a beer in my hand, I’m happy. A golden, hazy pour with a full foam cloud cover head. Juicy and hoppy, bright aroma. Flavor is creamy, a bit juicy, solid hop profile. No real bitterness noticeable througout. Drinks easy. Always nice to see a beer that’s been around since years before I was, and still on the shelves today. A good beer to keep a few ice cold, and enjoy, while taking in some ball games. Seems fitting anyway.


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